Define Remote User Proxies

The secure point-of-entry proxies definition contains remote user information for operations initiated from remote Connect:Direct® nodes. It defines a proxy relationship between a user at a remote Connect:Direct node and a local user ID. This relationship enables users at remote nodes to submit work to their system that interacts with the Microsoft Windows node without defining user IDs and passwords for the specified Microsoft Windows system in the Processes. Several proxies can use the same local user account with overrides specific to each proxy.

Connect:Direct names each definition of this type according to the remote node and submitter ID. Each definition contains the user ID and password for a local account to use when the specified remote user submits Processes that interact with this node.

Note: When you update the password for the specified local user account on your Microsoft Windows system, you must update the corresponding Connect:Direct secure point-of-entry proxy as well. This process is not automated.
The user proxy definition specifies the following Connect:Direct remote user information:
  • Remote Connect:Direct user ID and remote Connect:Direct node name. You can also set a generic user ID called <ANY USER> and node name <ANY NODE> to allow all of your remote users to connect through one proxy.
  • Local user ID and password to use with submitted operations from the remote Connect:Direct node.
  • Any directory restrictions for Connect:Direct operations.

When a remote user submits a Connect:Direct Process that does not have a remote node security ID specified, Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows accesses the proxy definition that corresponds to the specified user and logs on to the Microsoft Windows server using the account information specified in the proxy definition. If a proxy definition is not available for a given remote node/submitter ID combination, the Process must explicitly specify the user ID and password to use on the local node. Use the remote node ID security parameter in the Process statement to provide the necessary security information to execute Processes with this node.